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BWW Review: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Brings Down the HouseBWW Review: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Brings Down the House
by Guest Blogger: Gary Laird - Aug 24, 2016

Janis Joplin was a force of nature. She was a candle in the wind. She was brash, vulgar, hard-drinking, hard-drugging, hard-living and fatally flawed. (more...)

'Memphis Soul Man' Marcus Scott Joins Legendary Group Tower of Power'Memphis Soul Man' Marcus Scott Joins Legendary Group Tower of Power
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Electrifying. Soulful. Compelling. These three words exemplify the sound of the new lead singer of Tower of Power, 'Memphis Soul Man' Marcus Scott. (more...)

BWW Preview: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Worships at the Altar of a Rock-And-Roll GoddessBWW Preview: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Worships at the Altar of a Rock-And-Roll Goddess
by Katricia Lang - Aug 19, 2016

The Alley Theatre brings Tony Award-nominated musical A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to its Hubbard stage. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Announces Star-Studded Lineup for A NIGHT OF INSPIRATION, 12/6Carnegie Hall Announces Star-Studded Lineup for A NIGHT OF INSPIRATION, 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Carnegie Hall today announced the all-star lineup for A Night of Inspiration, an evening of spiritually uplifting music on Tuesday, December 6 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Under the direction of multi-faceted producer, composer, and music director Ray Chew, the special guest artists will include Yolanda Adams, Dionne Warwick, Shirley Caesar, Donnie McClurkin, Richard Smallwood, Cantor Azi Schwartz, and singers from the New Faith Church from Cape Town, South Africa. Additional guest artists are to be announced. This show is being presented in partnership with Chew Entertainment – a full service production company owned by Ray and Vivian Chew. (more...)

BACHARACH AND FRIENDS- Melanie Parry Returns to Glen Street TheatreBACHARACH AND FRIENDS- Melanie Parry Returns to Glen Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Following two sell out concerts at Glen Street Theatre, one of Australia's leading ladies of song and acclaimed chanteuse Melanie Parry takes audiences on a musical journey of the 60s with some of the greatest hits of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. (more...)

MAC's Lakeside Pavilion Hosts Free Concerts Celebrating COD's 50th AnniversaryMAC's Lakeside Pavilion Hosts Free Concerts Celebrating COD's 50th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The MAC's Lakeside Pavilion swings into "back to school" mode when it hosts three highly entertaining concerts celebrating College of DuPage's 50th Anniversary Year. "It's not every year you hit the big 'five oh' so the MAC is proud to help the College share the excitement of this achievement with three must-see concerts to be enjoyed by alumni and the general public too," observed MAC director Diana Martinez. (more...)

Free Block Party at Louis Armstrong House Museum, Thursday, August 25thFree Block Party at Louis Armstrong House Museum, Thursday, August 25th
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Louis Armstrong House Museum's annual Jazzmobile Block Party on Thursday, August 25, 2016 features the Steve Kroon Sextet. Jazzmobile block party is the grand finale to the museum's Summer with Satchmo season.  It's a free, family-friendly event featuring art-making workshops sponsored by the Queens Museum and hula hoop fun beginning at 4:00 pm.  At 5:30 pm, Fulanito, the Latin Grammy nominated Merengue band will perform and warm up the crowd.  Downbeat for Steve Kroon and the Latin Jazz Sextet is at 7:00 pm.   The museum will be open late until 8:30 pm. (more...)

Alex Newell, Sasha Allen, Mykal Kilgore and More Join BAPTIZED BY BROADWAYAlex Newell, Sasha Allen, Mykal Kilgore and More Join BAPTIZED BY BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Following two sold-out performances of their debut show last fall, Nick Rashad Burroughs (Kinky Boots) and Marisha Wallace (Something Rotten!) are back and bigger than ever. BAPTIZED BY BROADWAY: Live at BB King on Sunday, August 28th at 8pm. (more...)

Fresh Off SHUFFLE ALONG, Savion Glover Returns to B.B King'sFresh Off SHUFFLE ALONG, Savion Glover Returns to B.B King's
by Ashlee Latimer - Aug 4, 2016

According to their official website, Tony-winner Savion Glover returns to B.B King's Blues Club and Grill on August 17, 2016 for a solo performance showcasing his signature style, demonstrating tap as both an instrumental and a visual art form. (more...)

Alley Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLINAlley Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the theatre's Summer Thrills Series and Broadway musical event - A Night With Janis Joplin. The Tony-Award nominated musical runs August 19 - September 18 in the Hubbard Theatre. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at alleytheatre.org or by calling the Box Office at 713-220-5700. (more...)

Muddy Magnolias Debut Album BROKEN PEOPLE Out This OctoberMuddy Magnolias Debut Album BROKEN PEOPLE Out This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Broken People, the debut full-length album from acclaimed duo Muddy Magnolias, will be released October 14 on Third Generation Records (pre-order). (more...)

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW Film Screening Party With Barry Bostwick Coming to Hanover TheatreROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW Film Screening Party With Barry Bostwick Coming to Hanover Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the iconic film, actor Barry Bostwick is heading to The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts on Friday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m. to present The 40th Anniversary ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW Film Screening Party. (more...)

New York Celebrate Tony Bennett's 90th Birthday Today with Special EventsNew York Celebrate Tony Bennett's 90th Birthday Today with Special Events
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Nineteen-time Grammy winner, legendary entertainer and New York City native Tony Bennett celebrates his 90 thbirthday today. The Empire State Building will present a dynamic, choreographed music-to-light show at 8:45 pm to honor Bennett's musical legacy (more...)

Lady Gaga, Billy Joel & More to Celebrate Tony Bennett's 90th on NBC SpecialLady Gaga, Billy Joel & More to Celebrate Tony Bennett's 90th on NBC Special
by TV News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

NBC will celebrate the 90th birthday of legendary singer Tony Bennett with an all-new two-hour special titled Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet to Come, set to air on December 20th at 9 pm/ET. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company to Stage Summer Youth Production of IN THE HEIGHTSRubicon Theatre Company to Stage Summer Youth Production of IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company presents the summer youth production of the inspiring and exhilarating 2008 Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, actor-composer-lyricist of Broadway's sensational Hamilton. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Shake Barter Theatre Next MonthA NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Shake Barter Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Barter Theatre presents "A Night with Janis Joplin" beginning August 18 through September 10. (more...)

Cast Announced for West Coast Premiere of BARBECUE at Geffen PlayhouseCast Announced for West Coast Premiere of BARBECUE at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Geffen Playhouse has just announced the cast for its West Coast premiere production of Barbecue, written by Obie and Helen Hayes Award winner Robert O'Hara. Tony nominee Colman Domingo directs the production starring Yvette Cason, Dale Dickey, Omar J. Dorsey, Frances Fisher, Kimberly Hebert Gregory, Travis Johns, Elyse Mirto, Maya Lynne Robinson, Heather Alicia Simms and Rebecca Wisocky. (more...)

ABC Announces Production Team for 68th ANNUAL EMMY AWARDSABC Announces Production Team for 68th ANNUAL EMMY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The executive producers of the 68th ANNUAL EMMY AWARDS, Don Mischer, Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare, announced today that industry leaders Glenn Weiss, Danette Herman, Bob Dickinson, Baz Halpin, Tamlyn Wright and Steve Jordan will complete the production team for the telecast. (more...)

DPAC's Eighth Season Welcomed More Than Half a Million GuestsDPAC's Eighth Season Welcomed More Than Half a Million Guests
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

For the first time ever, the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) entertained more than half a million guests in one season, setting new records for attendance, sellout performances and total events during its recently completed 2015-2016 season. (more...)

The Wick Theatre Sets 2016/17 Theatre SeasonThe Wick Theatre Sets 2016/17 Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The Wick Theatre's 2016/2017 Season: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Starring Broadway's Andrea McArdle October 13 - November 6 A musical comedy by master of the genre Neil Simon, music by Marvin Hamlisch, and lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager. The hit musical about an established composer and his relationship with an aspiring young female lyricist. Professionally, their relationship works beautifully-but ultimately leads to conflict on the home front. Don't worry, there's a happy ending. (more...)

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